Alaina Lopez, M.S., LPC-S, CART, RPT
Founder of Heart To Heart Counseling Services, LLC. Alaina Sanderson Lopez is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, and Registered Play Therapist. Alaina has over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Alaina believes therapy can help us identify our strengths and personal successes for ourselves, as well as, our children. Therapy is an investment in the personal growth and well being of an individual. Alaina strives to provide a warm, trusting, open, and supportive relationship for her clients. The therapeutic relationship is a partnership between the client and the therapist, and is based on trust, and respect to achieve the client’s goal.
My approach is eclectic. It incorporates elements of mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative, acceptance, and commitment, emotionally focused, and positive therapy approaches. Utilizing these approaches we will learn to understand the past so we can understand how you were impacted by the past currently to create a healthy future.
Areas of Specialization
Anger Management • Personal Growth • Play Therapy • Depression • Parenting Skills • ADHD/ADD • Stress Management • Foster Parenting • Coping Skills • Anxiety • Bipolar • Couples Counseling, Building Health Relationships *Social Phobia *Work life Balance * Feeling emotionally neglected from parents* Life Coaching
Tiffany Martin, M.S., LPC, CCTP
Annastasia Vincent, University of Houston-Victoria Graduate Intern, M.A.
Annastasia is currently a Graduate Intern Student in the University of Houston-Victoria’s Counseling Program. She is on track to earn a Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling by May of 2022. She received her Bachelor of Science in Teaching and Learning through the University of Houston, where she studied early childhood development. For ten years, she has passionately served as an elementary teacher, working to educate children academically, socially, and emotionally. Her education and experiences have equipped her to work closely alongside families and children with a variety of needs and concerns.
Anna believes in the power of a warm, trusting, and professional partnership. She understands that everyone is unique in their background, experiences, personalities, strengths, weaknesses, and life journey. It is through the therapeutic partnership that she works closely to assist her clients in developing goals that are aimed to promote emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual growth and wellness.
Anna adheres to an eclectic approach to counseling. Depending on the client and their needs, she combines various techniques including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, narrative acceptance, positive therapy, and play therapy for young children.
Claudine Kirby, LPC-Associate
Claudine holds a Masters in Clinical Counseling with knowledge of behavioral and therapeutic interventions. She has experience in crisis interventions, motivational interviewing, family systems and care coordination. Claudine’s primarily focuses on overall health and well-being: by providing insight into how the mind and body affect symptom presentations. She also works to provide insight and understanding of how behavioral patterns and subconscious choices can be challenged to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Meredith Villafana, Business Operations Manager
Meredith joined our practice in 2018 and is a contractor for behavioral health practitioners. She studied business and accounting. She has extensive experience in credentialing and billing. Her creativity, entrepreneurial and leadership skills have greatly contributed to the expansion and success of the practice. Meredith coordinates patient-relation functions, business operations, other collaborative business efforts. Her passion and awareness for the mental health industry are a perfect match for this practice representing and innovative, forefront organization.
Nyree Walker Pringle, Lamar University Graduate Intern M.A.
Education in Marriage Couple and Family Counseling
Expected Graduation Date December 2021
Currently, Nyree is a Lamar University Graduate Intern. In addition, she is a highly dedicated educator of 22 years in nurturing students and families, while helping and empowering youth to build the confidence, knowledge, and wisdom to become their best selves. As an aspiring marriage, couple, and family therapist, Nyree possesses a multicultural competence, knowledge, and awareness coupled with a passion for learning. In essence, Nyree prides herself on her commitment as an advocate for the positive cultivation, academic, and social and emotional development that enriches the lives of people from all walks of life.
Dr. Nneka Nnadozie
Dr. Nneka Nnadozie is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Texas. She received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology in Sacramento, CA in 2015, where she obtained specialized training in forensic psychology. She became passionate about working with sex trafficking victims and survivors while conducting her dissertation research on adult prostituted women. She continues her work with sex trafficking victims by providing individual and group psychotherapy to youth survivors and their caregivers. Dr. Nnadozie also developed and implemented a versatile and interactive curriculum for preventing child sexual exploitation. The curriculum, Standing for and Achieving Youth Empowerment (S.A.Y.E.), is a fundamental prevention program for youth who are at-risk for being trafficked, and it can be taught to qualified mental health professionals in diverse settings. Dr. Nnadozie is the owner and founder of 360 Therapy & Psychological Services, LLC where she uses a trauma-informed approach for both psychotherapy and psychological evaluations. She focuses on helping youth and adults become aware of how their trauma history affects the mind and body, and in essence hinders their mental and physical wellbeing. She is passionate about providing developmentally appropriate and culturally competent trauma-informed therapy and psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults. She is also impassioned about helping clients advocate for themselves and transform from trauma victims to survivors. More personally, Dr. Nnadozie is a native Houstonian and enjoys reading, shoe shopping, exploring different restaurants, and traveling in her free time.